Wednesday 1 May 2019 2:06 AM UTC
NEW DELHI May 1: The Indian Army has said that its mountaineers have sighted giant footprints of the “mythical beast Yeti.”
On April 29, the army’s additional directorate general of public information (ADGPI) said its mountain expedition team had made the sighting near the Makalu base camp in eastern Nepal.
The official Twitter handle of the ADGPI also posted photographs of the footprints. The sightings were made on April 09, the army said.
The “Yeti’s” footsteps measured 2.6 feet, the ADGPI tweet said. A footstep is the distance between one foot print and the next during a normal walk. The average length of the foot step of an adult male human being is said to be around 2.5 feet.
The tweet claimed that “Yeti” had been sighted at the Makalu-Barun National Park in the past, too.
For decades, the mysterious giant snowman has fired the imagination of adventurers and mountaineers venturing into the Himalayan slopes.
In Nepali folklore, particularly, this mythical creature has loomed large. Many have in the past claimed to have seen one, often depicting it as half human-half ape.
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